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Confident of winning medals, runner Harmilan seeks international exposure

Deepankar Sharda

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, September 25

Along with her eyes firmly set on the following 12 months’s Asian Video games and Commonwealth Video games, center distance runner Harmilan Bains is eager on getting some worldwide publicity earlier than the big-ticket occasions.

Pure intuition

Harmilan’s love for athletics comes from her dad and mom. Her father Amandeep Singh specialised in 1,500m occasion and mom Madhuri Singh is an Asian Video games silver medallist in 800m class. “It’s nothing like strain, however sure, I at all times needed to make them proud. They’re actually serving to me out. Even my coach helps me quite a bit. With the passage of time, extra know-how has been introduced in to coach athletes and that is what I’m trying ahead to,” stated Harmilan, who’s planning to compete in each 800m and 1500m competitions within the Asian Video games and the CWG.

Nonetheless the 23-year-old, who not too long ago broke Sunita Rani’s long-standing 1500m nationwide report of 4:06.03s, is discovering it tough to get the sponsors.

“I feel that is the suitable time for me to get the worldwide publicity. It’s not simple, contemplating the cash wanted for coaching, correct weight loss plan and residing at a brand new place,” stated Harmilan.

The athlete is at the moment coaching in Himachal Pradesh.

“I’ve been coaching on the high-altitude camps in Himachal Pradesh. Sure, these choices can be found, however to maneuver forward, I’ve to look past the traditional routine,” she stated.

Harmilan had set the observe on hearth within the not too long ago concluded Nationwide Open Athletics Championships in Warangal, Telangana.

Thought of a major medal contender for the 2022 Asiad in China, the previous Khelo India Video games champion improved on her private greatest by greater than 10 seconds at 4:05:39s in 1500m run earlier than bagging the 800m gold on the Nationwide Open Championship.

“Each coaching and practise are vital. If I say, I’ll get the outcomes by coaching solely, that’s not doable. Each competitors calls for completely different kind of coaching. I’m positive of profitable medals within the upcoming occasions, however for that I want proper publicity,” stated Harmilan, who was in Chandigarh.

When requested about getting a sponsor, she stated: “I simply want this occurs. I don’t need financial help, however help for my coaching, travelling and weight loss plan. This shall be a further help to my profession.”

Following her success in Warangal, Harmilan was additionally invited by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to hitch the nationwide camp in Bengaluru. 

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